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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 24 Nov 2010 4:19 pm

QRM wrote:Sorry to say this but you made a big mistake of contacting him back, now he knows you are getting the messages and he is starting to make an impact on your life.


She had already contacted the guy before in her first post.

IM, I got your PM, but for other readers here it might be pertinent as well. I would go to the police, make a report and send a copy to the telco as requested. The information (your particulars) will not be sent to the slimeball but the advisory letter will. The police report just gives your telco the right to forward the complaint to the other telco. By all means do a complaint (police report) and be sure to let them know how long this has been going on and the fact that you have already asked the person to cease and desist without satisfaction. Then send it to the telco as requested.

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Postby aster » Wed, 24 Nov 2010 6:42 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you reply to unsubscribe, it's just like email, they know it's a good number and they sell it to other spammers.


This is the best advice anyone can give you.

The moment you reply or do the whole unsubscribe thingie... it's like confirming that your number is valid and then you'll get even more spam.

Only unsubscribe when you know the place that is sending you emails/SMS messages (ex. a site you previously allowed to contact you this way).

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Postby Splatted » Sun, 13 Mar 2011 4:46 pm

anyone know of a good sms blocker?

I'm convinced M1 sell their subscriber list to spammers

edit: and if anyone is nifty at creating iphone apps... all i need is one that deletes any sms's that are preceded with the word "<adv>", since 100% of my spam seem to contain this.

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Postby intellectualsmuse » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:49 am

Splatted wrote:anyone know of a good sms blocker?

I'm convinced M1 sell their subscriber list to spammers

edit: and if anyone is nifty at creating iphone apps... all i need is one that deletes any sms's that are preceded with the word "<adv>", since 100% of my spam seem to contain this.


I think you need to call M1 and tell them to take your number off the sms promo lists. As for SMS's not originating from M1, you'll just need to unsubscribe. And as with all other things, they have a law to deal with this as well:

Singapore Law To Control Spam

http://www.ida.gov.sg/News%20and%20Even ... agetype=20

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With respect to the issue I had raised earlier in this thread, just wanted to share that I ended up filing a police complaint regarding sms harassment from the unknown number and sent a copy to my mobile service provider. Am glad to share that after that day I have not received a single sms/call from this person.
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Postby teck21 » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:31 am

Splatted wrote:all i need is one that deletes any sms's that are preceded with the word "<adv>", since 100% of my spam seem to contain this.


iBlacklist on my j/b'ed iPhone does this, except it's kind of sensitive, once i acidentally hit a space under 'sms'es to be blocked containing...', and it blocked pretty much every single text message that came my way!

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Postby Zeenit » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 4:56 pm

I am receiving spam calls to my home number. This Asian man with "USA" accent, yes he this we cant tell ( rant over) has been calling my home number repeatly and wont even talk sometimes. I have a number that shows up so its traceable. How do I stop them calling? I tried Starhub but its not their problem they tell me. They said to go to the Police but I am not keen to go that route unless I have to. Any help would be gratefully received.
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Postby x9200 » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 6:19 pm

If the number shows on the phone then the simplest way would be ignore his calls. Depending on time and frequency even the police may not really see it as stalking.

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Postby Zeenit » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 8:38 pm

Starhub tells me the number that is displayed is not a real number and so did my husband say after trying to call it back.

DO anyone know if Starhub will give me a new number if I request it or do I need a police report as well before they will look at me.
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Postby Mi Amigo » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 9:51 pm

I believe SingTel will do that (change your number if you're being harrassed), so hopefully StarHub will do the same. Not sure if you need a police report, best to ask them (good luck finding the right option in their menu system :-| ).
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Postby offshoreoildude » Wed, 15 Aug 2012 10:33 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:IM, this has had most of Singapore agro for years already. They will not block numbers here. This is why you get spam all hours of the night & day. If you reply to unsubscribe, it's just like email, they know it's a good number and they sell it to other spammers. Not too much can be done other than the thing we don't want to do - change numbers. It's such a pain in the butt. Same goes for private callers who get your number. However, if there are threats etc. you can go to the police and file a complaint I believe, but whether they will follow up on it is another story. I think a crime has to happen before they will get up off their duffs.


'non seizable offense' = no action will be taken.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 16 Aug 2012 6:59 am

I believe the call it NATO.

No Action, Talk Only.

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